Yes, it's Saturday, and there was much rejoicing.
It's been a big, big week.
1. I took a big step into the modern world and got an iPhone. The salesman had his work cut out for him. I've already been back once for a tutorial on How To Do Things, and I'll probably be back again. He showed me a few things and then I was like this:
I think he was in shock when I told him that not only is this my first smart phone, this is my first cell phone. (Yes, Virginia, people can live without them.) But I had Reasons.
2. Reason Number One: Circle. By Disney.
This device is a means to monitor, limit, and filter your family's internet. At this point, it's an investment in accountability. I can see exactly what everyone does with their internet. They call it circle, I call it
The Ring of Power.
You can find our more here, if you're interested.
3. Also, well, it was time. Phones are getting more
complex awesome all the time, and if I don't get this figured out now... well... time to Figure It Out.
Plus, there's Grandma Lydia. Kerry's cousins' grandma is one hundred six years old. And she has facebook. Yes, one hundred six years old. I'm inspired. So I have a phone, and now I'm even on facebook.
Will wonders never cease.
4. The Rainbow. Tuesday night. It was amazing.
The boys, of course, immediately started in with, "What does it meeeeaaaaan???"
(You've seen this, right?)
But they were just joking... we had no drugs on board ;D
5. Knitting. I keep trying. It would probably help if I didn't grip the needles and yarn so tightly. You'd think they were going to jump up and kill me if they got away or something. *sigh*
But anyway... Bea taught me to do this:
Still your basic, square (ish) washcloth, but... With A Border!
My skills obviously still need work. The first half, which is the increasing half (started bottom left in both photos) looks a lot better than the decreasing half (top right). Well, these are just for me, so no big deal.
This intrigues me though:
This is what happens when you make the absolutely most basic square washcloth (only the knit stitch) with variegated yarn. The wavy pattern is pretty cool! Bea was much impressed, because hers don't do this. (Because she's doing the diagonal pattern, so the color variation doesn't repeat evenly.)
Anyway, it's kind of fun :D
6. Gunnar and I had a good walk this morning. When I looked outside and saw this...
... I thought we'd better hustle to beat the rain, but right now it's sunny. We'll see if it lasts.
7. Doesn't really matter, because today is Hobbit Day! My brother is on his way up from Seattle to join us for an extended version Hobbit marathon. The plan is to watch two today, and one after church tomorrow. I've been gathering the necessary snacks. I'm fresh out of lembas bread, but traditionally the boys expect... Cadbury Eggs. Because.
8. In spite of all the sitting we'll be doing, I'm feeling pretty productive today. Gunnar and I went on a longer walk than usual, and then... the cooking.
* baked oatmeal for breakfast (Wyatt's request)
* giant crock pot 'o chili for tonight's dinner
* cornbread to go with the chili
* empty rolls for my Sunday school kids, because we'll be talking about the resurrection and the empty tomb. I swiped this photo from the inter webs. Mine are not nearly that good looking ;D
9. It's about time to go, and the natives are getting restless. So I leave you with a couple of thoughts for the weekend:
Amen to that.
Then there's this limerick... can you "read" it?
And yes, just YES.